Validation of Facts in Response to Letter of Inquiry
by The Office of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III:
H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III’s vow of conduct is to teach people to learn Buddhism and cultivate, to be a good person, to carry out kind deeds, and to attain accomplishment. His Holiness the Buddha does not get involve in any business.
Doing businesses is operating affairs within the samsara. The purpose is to make money for a living. This belongs to the conduct of worldly production and sustaining.
Opening dharma-listening centers is entering the gate of exiting from worldly matters and learning Buddhism. The purpose is to benefit the great mass. This belongs to advancing on the path of becoming liberated and attaining holiness.
Mentioning doing businesses and opening dharma-listening centers as comparable matters is a big insult to the Buddha-dharma!
Whoever does damage to dharma-listening centers represents evil!
Which great rinpoche or dharma master whom you see truly has the Five Vidyas? Can you list his or her five achievements of wisdom with real examples? Please do not keep mentioning the Five Vidyas at any occasion like casual verbiages.
From the Office of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III,
December 22, 2013
Attachment: The original text of the letter received that sought verification of facts from the Office
(An e-mail with the date of Sat, Dec 21, 2013 at 6:45 PM)
To the Office of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III,
A master made a vow for increasing the reward of good fortune for his or her disciples. The way is to buy a lot of antiques and artworks. Disciples got the suggestion of opening shops, outlets at meeting places, and online stores. It was said that H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III knew and approved doing this.
Is it a right conduct for Buddhist disciples to sell antiques and artworks? Does doing so have as much merit as opening dharma-listening centers?
Can wisdom of the Five Vidyas be opened up and developed from learning the appraisal and appreciation of antiques and artworks?
Buddhist Disciple: Zheng Ye